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Snowmobiling, Snowshoeing, Cross Country Skiing 

Just west of Sundance over the saddle on the Alpine Loop Road is American Fork Canyon, home to several backcountry starting points. The canyon is reached via Exit 284 off I-15 and through the town of Alpine on State Road 92, or through Provo Canyon and past Sundance Resort via the Alpine Loop Road. Winter access is limited. Cross-country skiers have all-day access to miles of climbing via the American Fork Canyon/Alpine Loop road, most of which is unplowed and closed to vehicles during winter months.

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Cross Country Skiing

Backcountry hounds can ski everything from easy to expert starting at one of three trail heads in the canyon. Mutual Dell, Timpooneke Campground, and Aspen Grove provide access to thirteen routes down both sides of the mountain. Access Mutual Dell and Timpooneke trail heads through Alpine, and the Aspen Grove parking lot from the Sundance side. Aspen Grove provides access to an alpine lake and the Wasatch Front’s only true glacier field. Timpooneke Campground is the most-visited trail head for telemark skiers and boarders alike, and the closed road is a favorite for cross-country skiers. For Wolly Hole and north summit runs, use Mutual Dell, located a few miles down canyon from Timpooneke. The crown jewel of Mt. Timp backcountry adventure is the west summit, with run options dropping 3,000 to 5,000 vertical feet into Dry Canyon and the valley benches below.

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Snowmobiling in Provo Canyon

Just north of Timpanogos, the Box Elder Peak area is accessed through Dry Creek is the more popular of the two because of its quicker access to the north and west-facing runs. The northwest cirque is the favorite route, providing a drop of nearly 3,000 feet through two bowls and parallel chutes. Box Elder Peak’s twin sister is an unnamed peak immediately to the south and is rarely visited. In favorable conditions, access it via the southwest slope of Box Elder Peak, and hit the northeast chute.

Back in Provo Canyon, access the South Fork Provo River area through Vivian Park, 1 mile west of the Sundance road. While the lower trail ascents are skiable on a cross-country setup, the higher areas can be a bastion of avalanche danger and it pays to be conservative on these peaks. The Big Springs area provides some relatively safe ascents to excellent skiing and boarding. Remember that one’s luck increases on a linear plane with one’s preparation for the journey, and for assessing risk with a critical eye.

Further south, mighty Mt. Nebo looms in the distance, beckoning from the highest point along the Wasatch Front. Travel south on I-15 to the town of Mona, and the Pole Road trail head to access the 13-plus runs on this long mountain. Avalanche danger runs higher than usual on Nebo, so the only remotely safe time to be on there is during low avalanche danger conditions.

 

 

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Jolley's Ranch

Jolley's Ranch
Jolley's Ranch in Hobble Creek Canyon, a 360-acre park is available for winter activities.
  • 3 Miles up Hobble Creek Canyon
  • Springville, UT 84663
  • 801-489-5872

Rocky Mountain Outfitters

Rocky Mountain Outfitters
Fun, family outdoor recreation activities are Rocky Moutain Outfitters' specialty! They offer guided fly fishing, horseback riding, snowmobiling, and sleigh rides.
  • P.O. Box 344
  • Heber City, UT 84032
  • 435-654-1655

Snowmobiling in American Fork Canyon

Snowmobiling in American Fork Canyon
Along your ride you will see beautiful views of Lone Peak and Mount Timpanogos.

Snowmobiling Spanish Fork Canyon-Pondtown Trail

Snowmobiling Spanish Fork Canyon-Pondtown Trail
Great snowmobiling in Spanish Fork Canyon.
  • Off of Hwy 6 east of Spanish Fork
  • Tucker, UT

Snowmobiling Spanish Fork Canyon-Skyline/Tucker

Snowmobiling Spanish Fork Canyon-Skyline/Tucker
Great snowmobiling in Spanish Fork Canyon.
  • Off of Hwy 6 east of Spanish Fork
  • Tucker, UT

Snowmobiling Spanish Fork Canyon-Starvation Creek

Snowmobiling Spanish Fork Canyon-Starvation Creek
Great snowmobiling in Spanish Fork Canyon.
  • Off of Hwy 6 east of Spanish Fork
  • Tucker, UT

Snowmobiling the Nebo Loop

Snowmobiling the Nebo Loop
Check out the breathtaking views from Mt. Nebo.
  • Uinta National Forest (Between Payson and Nephi)
  • Payson, UT 84651
  • 801-798-3571


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